Current conditions

  • 66°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Dew point: 66.0
  • Wind from S 5 mph
  • Visibility: 8
  • Humidity: 100%
  • Pressure: 1010


  • Hi 75°


  • Lo 67°


AM Ht. PM Ht. AM Ht. PM Ht.
MON, JULY 18 3:23 -0.5’ 2:39 2’ 9:41 4.2' 8:54 6.6'
TUE, JULY 19 3:56 -0.7’ 3:17 1.9’ 10:15 4.4' 9:30 6.7'
WED, JULY 19 3:56 -0.7’ 3:17 1.9’ 10:15 4.4' 9:30 6.6'
THU, JULY 21 5:05 -0.8’ 4:39 1.8’ 11:26 4.7' 10:46 6.4'
FRI, JULY 22 5:41 -0.6’ 5:26 1.8’ 12:05 4.8' 11:28 6'
SAT, JULY 23 6:19 -0.3’ 6:20 1.9’ 12:48 4.9'
SUN, JULY 24 7:00 0.2’ 7:27 1.9’ 12:16 5.5' 1:35 5.1'

Waves (Horseshoe)

Height Direction Interval
Mon, July 18 2'-3' SW 16 seconds
Tue, July 19 2'-4' SSW 15 seconds
Wed, July 20 2'-3' SSW 15 seconds
Thu, July 21 2'-3' SSW 12 seconds
Fri, July 22 2'-3' SSW 13 seconds
Sat, July 23 2'-4' SSW 14 seconds
Sun, July 24 2'-3' W 8 seconds

Water Conditions

71ºF 73ºF

With the predominant swell out of the SSW/W this week, tide phase and onshore moderate winds, visibility should be a little cloudy in the shallows inshore, but still good along the outside of the kelp canopy in deeper water. Surf will be knee to waist high, best on south-facing beaches, yet trashy by the afternoons. Boaters should keep an extra eye out for divers near the reefs and channel edges and divers always mark yourselves and area appropriately.

Visibility based on existing conditions and NOAA predicted swell and weather conditions at press time. Check up-to-date daily visibility/conditions at the San Diego County Lifeguard info line: 619-221-8824.

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A captivating shot in Oceanside of the sun glistening on the surface of the ocean as it sets and says goodnight until morning comes.  
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Fish Report

Bluefin should become an endangered species, thus banning all fishing of the large tuna on the West Coast, says the Center for Biological Diversity.

Wayne Kokow of Rancho Peñasquitos is the executive director of the California chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association. He says the center is completely incorrect. “The spawning grounds for the bluefin is in Japan,” he said.

According to a chart recently published in the L.A. Times, Japan’s fleet is the largest taker of bluefin. The bluefins migrate back and forth across the ocean from Asia’s East Coast to our West Coast. A full adult reproductive bluefin should weigh at least 130 pounds. Local anglers are only catching the 30- to 70-pounders. It’s the unregulated Asian take that is hurting the species, say sportsmen.

In 2015, new regulations limited the bluefin take from ten to two fish in local waters. “When the fish disappear, regulators assume we’ve over-fished the resource,” said Kokow. “In actuality, they’ve just moved somewhere else, like Mexico.”

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Kokow pointed out if the bluefin catch on the West Coast is completely banned, it still doesn’t reduce the demand. “Because of current regulations, we don’t land and process bluefin anymore,” said Kokow. Most of the U.S. fleet is now flagged as ships from other countries, docking in China, Japan, Philippines, or Vietnam, for processing and canning. “So, we catch and export our A+ product and we get back [in the American marketplace] D+ quality.”

The National Marine Fisheries Service, a regulatory agency under NOAA, is entrusted with declaring fish species as endangered. The body had 90 days to determine if the biodiversity center’s recent filing is valid and thus if bluefin will be listed as endangered.

Kokow says the coastal conservation’s national organization has full-time lobbyists working in Washington DC to stop the complete ban on catching bluefin.

Founded in 1998, the Tucson, Arizona–based Center for Biological Diversity is a well-funded group of environmental activists claiming a membership of 625,000 people.

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